April 6, 2000 |
Actress-writer Bonnie Hunt has been in Hollywood long enough to star in four situation comedies and appear in a dozen feature films. But she still feels an affinity for her hometown of Chicago. So it's not surprising then that the Windy City factors prominently in "Return to Me," the romantic comedy co-written by Hunt and Don Lake that also marks Hunt's directorial debut. The MGM release, starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver, opens Friday.
November 3, 2002 |
Bonnie Hunt is still on a high from working with veteran comedy star Carl Reiner the day before on her new ABC sitcom, "Life With Bonnie." "It was the thrill of my life," she says breathlessly over the phone. "Carl Reiner is perfection. The crew gave him a standing ovation. For me, all is right in the world. This is all goodness. It's just nice to meet these people and be in their presence and learn from them."
January 4, 2004 |
At Culver Studios' Stage Six, Bonnie Hunt, writer-producer-director-star of the ABC family sitcom "Life With Bonnie" is doing what she does best -- everything. She rearranges chairs at the table and squares of lasagna on the plates in the kitchen set. When she overhears her TV son Charlie Stewart try out a childish joke, she chastises him, "That's not nice humor." A few minutes later, in the same no-nonsense voice, she coaches the boy, "Keep it real, sweetheart."
October 29, 1995
A message to the TV audience: Help save another great show about to go down Cancellation Avenue. "The Bonnie Hunt Show" (Fridays at 8:30 p.m., CBS) is the most original and funniest concept to come along in quite a while. Bonnie Hunt is so unique she alone could carry the show. The supporting cast and the plots are very strong, too. In the Nielsen ratings it is almost dead last and that usually spells doom for a program. Save this show. Watch it. Vince McDonough, Costa Mesa
November 16, 2002
I am one of the several writers who was fired from the sitcom "Life with Bonnie" by Bonnie Hunt. In Mark Sach's article of Nov. 11 ("In the World of TV Casting, Nothing's Set in Stone"), he discusses the program and states that "as the ratings softened, the series' writing staff was cut loose," implying that the staff was somehow viewed as responsible for a poor showing by the program. This conclusion is illogical and uninformed, as every episode up to the time of the mass firing had been written by Hunt and her partner, Don Lake.
December 10, 1995
The people who make the decisions on what new programs stay and which ones go should really take another look before they drop the ax. Bonnie Hunt's new show (recently dropped by CBS from its Friday prime-time lineup but set for a return--slot unknown--early next year) is charming and witty. It has very funny characters that care about each other; her show is subtle in its humor and touches you. This kind of show works much better in the long run, if given a chance. In very few cases are you able to see that on the sitcoms of today.